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Apple Pays Out $100,000 for Webcam, User Account Hacking Exploit

26
Jan
2022
Apple Pays Out $100,000 for Webcam, User Account Hacking Exploit

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In 2020, researcher Ryan Pickren earned $75,000 from Apple for several Safari vulnerabilities that could have been exploited to hijack the camera and microphone of iOS and macOS devices. Exploitation required tricking the targeted user into visiting a malicious website.

In 2021, he continued looking at the security of Apple software and identified another exploit chain that could have an even bigger impact.

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